Two week old chick--breathing heaving, chirping with each breath

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by joannes, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. joannes

    joannes Just Hatched

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    Hello BYC,

    I have five 2 week old chicks (1 Americana, 1 Rhode Island Red, 3 Buff Orpington) The are all growing well and active. However, the Americana seems to be breathing heavy with a chirp on each exhale. She is active (eating, drinking, pooping) , but the breathing does not seem right. Is something stuck? Allergies?Disease?

    We are using newspaper in the brooder box and infrared heat lamp. We did a few days of the nettle tea last week and started electrolytes in their water last night.

    Thoughts? Totally new to this.

    Thanks!
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry I don't know the answer. You should post this in emergency/ disease/ injuries and cures. The folks over there are pretty good at pinpointing the problem and the cure. Good luck
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Picture of the brooder setup? Could be overheated.
     
  4. joannes

    joannes Just Hatched

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    Thanks, will do.
     

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